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B. Todd Jones’ ATF confirmation just got tougher

WASHINGTON — Jones was already on Sen. Chuck Grassley’s radar, who called the new allegations “disturbing.”

B. Todd Jones, right with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, shown during a speech by the president at the White House last month.
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“As the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, he was aware of this arrangement and the details of how the agreement came to be,” Grassley said. “His emails are among the 1,200 documents that the Justice Department has refused to produce to the House and Senate as part of this investigation. At a minimum, those documents are necessary for us to completely and thoroughly examine his background and fitness to lead an agency that is riddled with problems.”

Grassley has already raised concerns over Jones’ handing of the ATF after the Fast and Furious sting operation. Jones took over the agency on an interim basis after Fast and Furious fell apart, but Grassley said Thursday that Jones wouldn’t make officials available for congressional interviews on the subject.